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Ally Mathews | Top Five Reasons for Adults to Read Young Adult Romance
Author Guest / November 14, 2017

I saw a statistic somewhere recently that said 55% of young adult book readers are adults. I’m not surprised, because I’m an adult who loves to read YA, and especially YA romance. In no particular order, these are my top five reasons adults should read YA: It will remind you of all of your firsts. Your first crush. Your first date. Your first kiss. Okay, I started early. My first crush was in second grade. His name was Tommy and I liked him so much I gave him my pencil sharpener. But after that auspicious beginning, my love life slowed to a crawl. I didn’t have my first real date until I was a junior in high school, and I didn’t have my first kiss until my freshman year of college. But I remember everything about all of those interactions, and whenever I read a YA romance, they all come shooting back to me as I wait for the hero and heroine of the story I’m reading to finally get together. You’ll Have All. The. Feels. When I read a YA romance, it plunges me right back into my middle and high school years, back when I could go through…